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Student Global Health Interprofessional Grants
“This experience was so much richer than I anticipated. I came away from it with a broader (and very humbling) view of cultural competence and a real awakening of my potential as a social worker." - Lisa Felber, School of Social Work student, 2014 Hong Kong project
2017 Summer projects announced!
Global health interprofessional grant projects are designed to include at least two participating students representing at least two different UMB schools. Projects have included:
- Interprofessional global health courses
- Data collection via surveying and observation
- Program evaluation
- Collaborative training workshops
Timeline and Deadlines for 2017 Summer Program
- November 2, 2016: Student grant opportunities announced
- December 2, 2016: Student applications due
- January 13, 2017: Student grantees announced
- February-May 2017: All students and faculty are expected to attend two orientation and training sessions. Each faculty leader will hold pre-departure meetings on the UMB campus to prepare students for their project.
- May-August 2017: Projects take place in-country
Grant Application Process
Applicants must be current and continuning UMB students. Students may choose to apply for more than one faculty-led project but will only be selected to participate in one project. Whether a student receives academic credit for the experience will be determined by the student’s individual school and the faculty member leading the project. Students should have any credit requirements determined and documented before beginning the project.
Please thoroughly read the application instructions and criteria that will be used by the review committee.
Student grant awards will vary by project. Grants in the past have covered round-trip coach airfare from the Baltimore/DC area to the host country. Additional expenses such as accommodations, visa fees, in-country transportation, meals and incidentals may be the responsibility of the student. Fees for airline cancellation or schedule changes made for discretionary reasons after the ticket is purchased are also the responsibility of the student.
Following the project experience, under direction of the responsible faculty member, students will:
- Write a paper related to the project outcomes (peer review quality)
- Submit a reflection essay or photojournalistic project such as PhotoVoice
- Prepare and deliver at least one on-campus group presentation with your project team